Best Horror Movies of 2005

1.

Constantine

5.8
7.0/10

John Constantine has literally been to Hell and back. When he teams up with a policewoman to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, Djimon Hounsou, Max Baker
Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Release date: 2005-02-08
2.

The Descent

5.7
7.2/10

After a tragic accident, six friends reunite for a caving expedition. Their adventure soon goes horribly wrong when a collapse traps them deep underground and they find themselves pursued by bloodthirsty creatures. As their friendships deteriorate, they find themselves in a desperate struggle to survive the creatures and each other.

Starring: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder, MyAnna Buring
Directed by: Neil Marshall
Release date: 2005-07-08
3.

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

5.4
6.7/10

When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder. The trial begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing Moore, but it is not going to be easy, as no one wants to believe what Father Moore says is true.

Starring: Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Campbell Scott, Jennifer Carpenter, Kenneth Welsh
Directed by: Scott Derrickson
Release date: 2005-09-09
4.

Saw II

5.4
6.6/10

When a new murder victim is discovered with all the signs of Jigsaw's hand, Detective Eric Matthews begins a full investigation and apprehends Jigsaw with little effort. But for Jigsaw, getting caught is just another part of his plan. Eight more of his victims are already fighting for their lives and now it's time for Matthews to join the game...

Starring: Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Donnie Wahlberg, Erik Knudsen, Franky G
Directed by: Darren Lynn Bousman
Release date: 2005-10-28
5.

The Skeleton Key

5.3
6.5/10

A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.

Starring: Kate Hudson, Gena Rowlands, Peter Sarsgaard, John Hurt, Joy Bryant
Directed by: Iain Softley
Release date: 2005-07-29
6.

The Amityville Horror

5.0
6.0/10

A family is terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a home that was the site of a grisly mass-murder.

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Jesse James, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jimmy Bennett
Directed by: Andrew Douglas
Release date: 2005-04-14
7.

The Devil's Rejects

5.0
6.8/10

The sequel to House of 1000 Corpses – the Firefly family are ambushed at their isolated home by Sheriff Wydell and a squad of armed men guns blazing – yet only Otis and his sister, Baby, manage to escape the barrage of bullets unharmed. Hiding out in a backwater motel, the wanted siblings wait to rendezvous with their errant father, Captain Spaulding, killing whoever happens to stand in their way.

Starring: Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie, William Forsythe, Ken Foree
Directed by: Rob Zombie
Release date: 2005-07-22
8.

Red Eye

4.7
6.4/10

After attending the funeral of her grandmother in Dallas, the Lux Atlantic Hotel manager Lisa is waiting for a flight to Miami. Due to the bad weather and consequent flight delay, she meets in the airport bar Jack Rippner, who is also in the waiting list. They sit together in the plane, and Jack reveals that he wants Lisa to change the room in Lux of an important American politician to facilitate a terrorist attempt against him. Otherwise, Lisa's father will be killed by a hit man. Lisa has to decide what to do with the menacing man at her side.

Starring: Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, Brian Cox, Jayma Mays, Jack Scalia
Directed by: Wes Craven
Release date: 2005-08-04
9.

The Ring Two

4.6
5.4/10

Rachel Keller must prevent evil Samara from taking possession of her son's soul.

Starring: Naomi Watts, Simon Baker, Elizabeth Perkins, David Dorfman, Gary Cole
Directed by: Hideo Nakata
Release date: 2005-03-17
10.

Wolf Creek

4.6
6.2/10

Stranded backpackers in remote Australia fall prey to a murderous bushman, who offers to fix their car, then takes them captive.

Starring: John Jarratt, Cassandra Magrath, Kestie Morassi, Nathan Phillips, Andy McPhee
Directed by: Greg McLean
Release date: 2005-01-01
11.

Feast

4.6
6.3/10

Patrons locked inside of a bar are forced to fight monsters.

Starring: Balthazar Getty, Henry Rollins, Navi Rawat, Judah Friedlander, Jason Mewes
Directed by: John Gulager
Release date: 2005-10-14
12.

House of Wax

4.5
5.3/10

A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.

Starring: Elisha Cuthbert, Paris Hilton, Brian Van Holt, Jared Padalecki, Chad Michael Murray
Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra
Release date: 2005-04-30
13.

Land of the Dead

4.5
6.2/10

The world is full of zombies and the survivors have barricaded themselves inside a walled city to keep out the living dead. As the wealthy hide out in skyscrapers and chaos rules the streets, the rest of the survivors must find a way to stop the evolving zombies from breaking into the city.

Starring: Simon Baker, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, Asia Argento, Robert Joy
Directed by: George A. Romero
Release date: 2005-06-24
14.

Fragile

4.4
6.1/10

Haunted by memories of a patient's death, a nurse takes a job at an antiquated hospital for children. Soon she learns that the kids fear a ghost that prowls the floors and will not allow anyone to leave. Amy tries to protect them and convince the other staffers of the evil that lurks there.

Starring: Calista Flockhart, Richard Roxburgh, Elena Anaya, Gemma Jones, Colin McFarlane
Directed by: Jaume Balagueró
Release date: 2005-10-14
15.

Doom

4.3
5.2/10

A team of space marines known as the Rapid Response Tactical Squad, led by Sarge, is sent to a science facility on Mars after somebody reports a security breach. There, they learn that the alert came after a test subject, a mass murderer purposefully injected with alien DNA, broke free and began killing people. Dr. Grimm, who is related to team member Reaper, informs them all that the chromosome can mutate humans into monsters -- and is highly infectious.

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, Ben Daniels, Deobia Oparei
Directed by: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Release date: 2005-10-20
16.

Cry Wolf

4.3
5.8/10

Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.

Starring: Julian Morris, Lindy Booth, Jared Padalecki, Jon Bon Jovi, Sandra McCoy
Directed by: Jeff Wadlow
Release date: 2005-09-16
17.

The Batman vs. Dracula

4.1
6.7/10
The Batman vs. Dracula
Gotham City is terrorized not only by recent escapees Joker and Penguin, but by the original creature of the night, Dracula! Can Batman stop the ruthless vampire before he turns everyone in the city, including The Caped Crusader, Joker and Penguin, into his mindless minions?
Starring: Rino Romano, Peter Stormare, Tara Strong, Alastair Duncan, Tom Kenny
Directed by: Michael Goguen
Release date: 2005-10-18
18.

White Noise

4.1
5.5/10

An architect's desire to speak with his wife from beyond the grave using EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon), becomes an obsession with supernatural repercussions.

Starring: Michael Keaton, Chandra West, Deborah Kara Unger, Ian McNeice, Keegan Connor Tracy
Directed by: Geoffrey Sax
Release date: 2005-01-07
19.

Dark Water

4.1
5.6/10

Dahlia Williams and her daughter Cecelia move into a rundown apartment on New York's Roosevelt Island. She is currently in midst of divorce proceedings and the apartment, though near an excellent school for her daughter, is all she can afford. From the time she arrives, there are mysterious occurrences and there is a constant drip from the ceiling in her daughter's bedroom.

Starring: Jennifer Connelly, John C. Reilly, Tim Roth, Dougray Scott, Pete Postlethwaite
Directed by: Walter Salles
Release date: 2005-07-08
20.

Cigarette Burns

4.0
7.6/10
Cigarette Burns
With a torrid past that haunts him, a movie theatre owner is hired to search for the only existing print of a film so notorious that its single screening caused the viewers to become homicidally insane.
Starring: Norman Reedus, Colin Foo, Udo Kier, Christopher Redman, Chris Gauthier
Directed by: John Carpenter
Release date: 2005-12-16

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